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City Press | December 13 2020
City Press | December 13 2020

How will government respond to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic? This and more in your favourite Sunday paper.

Tough curbs on the cards

President Cyril Ramaphosa was consulting with the premiers of the nine provinces yesterday as part of the process of getting buy-in regarding how government should respond to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic that is engulfing the country.

Mkhwebane fears perjury charge

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane could soon be charged with perjury, meaning President Cyril Ramaphosa could suspend her, but she says the charges are part of a campaign to remove her from office.

‘Cyril appeared before integrity commission’

As ANC secretary-general Ace Magashule appeared before the integrity commission yesterday, City Press learnt that party president Cyril Ramaphosa had already had an audience with the ethics body.

How legal is the ANC’s integrity commission?

The powers and functions of the ANC’s integrity commission have come under scrutiny in an unsigned submission that landed at the party’s headquarters in Johannesburg last weekend.

Third time’s a charm for ANC boss

Gauteng ANC secretary Jacob Khawe tied the knot for the third time this week. The Vaal-based politician and multimillionaire businessperson Nthabeleng Khabutlane got hitched in a traditional wedding in Heuwelsig, Bloemfontein, on Thursday.

The rest of the globe is ready for African fashion

Supermodel Naomi Campbell landed in Nigeria last week for Arise Fashion Week, which showcases the work of 30 designers from various countries in Africa in the hopes of exposing their outstanding work to the world.

Is the 2020 National Senior Certificate credible?

As the department of basic education picks up the pieces following a court ruling that went against it this week, the overall credibility and integrity of the 2020 National Senior Certificate results have been questioned.

It’s Dr Kananda

“Oh, yeah,” she exclaims before she bursts out laughing. “I’ve insisted that my kids start calling me Dr Mom. I am Dr Mom and Dr Gogo.” To the rest of the country, though, she now answers to Dr Criselda Kananda.

Blaq Diamond is staying put

Ambitiouz Entertainment boss Kgosi Mahumapelo has poured cold water on rumours that his hottest signing – Blaq Diamond – plans to exit his stable.

Letoya to tie the knot

Final wedding preparations are under way at actress Letoya Makhene’s home in Tladi, Soweto, where she and her partner, Lebohang Keswa, will tie the knot on December 22. City Press can reveal that Makhene and Keswa have sent out private invitations to the one-day wedding celebration, which will start at her home.

Kids 15 to 19 are hit harder by Covid-19

It has been observed that teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 are hit much harder by the Covid-19 coronavirus and stand a greater chance of being hospitalised than younger children, said Professor Liesl Zühlke, a paediatrician and cardiologist of the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town.

Micho charged with sexual assault, pleads not guilty

The Football Association of Zambia will conduct an investigation into the allegations of sexual assault against senior national team coach Milutin Sredojevic.

Russian soldier fired after beauty contest win

A soldier who won a beauty contest in Russia’s National Guard has claimed that envy is behind her axing from the service, which is under President Vladimir Putin’s direct command.

AfriForum finds itself batting for Team Botswana

Initially implicated in Botswana on allegations of fraud, corruption and attempting to influence the country’s elections last year, businessperson Bridgette Motsepe-Radebe’s case now finds itself playing out in a South African court.

New MEC disavows factions

Newly appointed North West Cooperative Governance, Human Settlements and Traditional Affairs MEC Mmoloki Cwaile vows that he has broken ranks with factional groupings of the ANC in the province, and has chosen a path guided by the party’s founding principles.

Mamokgethi Phakeng finds her comfort zone in maths

She never knew that mathematics was difficult. For her, it was an escape from everything, it was her hiding place, and when she was introduced to geometry at the age of 14, she just ... got it.

Waiting for your partner to commit

Not knowing if your partner will commit to you is certainly a frustrating waiting game to play, and one woman has taken extreme steps after her boyfriend failed to follow through on his promise to marry her.


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